BC Rugby Weekend of March 16th 2024

BC Premier Week 11 Results and Rosters: Ravens Soar Past CW; Bays Fall to Westshore; Burnaby Defeat UVic, Caps Topped by UBC

Only four weeks left in the BC Premier regular season with teams jostling for playoff positions. The top 6 get in the playoffs with the Pacific Pride not eligible, 1 and 2 get quarter-final byes and 3 v 6 and 4 v 5. Currently that would see the Lomas and Ravens get byes, Burnaby host UVic and CW host Westshore but a lot can change after the weekend. Indeed it did change, now with 3 weeks left it would be Burnaby hosting UBC in the quarter-finals with the other positions remaining unchanged.

All games kick off at 2:30pm, the rosters are listed in the format last match/current match.

Castaway Wanderers 14 v UBCOB Ravens 71
Referee: Derek Horton AR1: Jamie Roszel AR2: Martin Thornton
Venue: Windsor Park

A staggering loss for CW, we expected a Ravens win but not by this much, Ravens with a +57 win. It would be interesting to read the match report but we’re not sure if Ravens scribe Peter MacDonald made the road trip. It confirms that indeed the Ravens are the on form team right now. They jump up to 2nd place, just a point behind the Lomas. CW remain in 5th place but the chasing teams, Westshore and UBC are closing the gap. Next week CW visit UVic and the Ravens visit the Caps.


#5 hosting #3. CW with an impressive win over Westshore last week. The Ravens defeated the top place team, Meraloma, in February and are coming off a bye week.

Only a few changes for CW from last match, Mike Finnemore returns at blindside flanker, John Humphries starts at lock and Nick Carson moves to #8. Rio Apt gets the start on the wing.

The Ravens have rotated their front row and have Grant Crowell back in the pack, this time at blindside flanker. Cole Keffer returns to claim a starting wing position. Aaron McLelland gets the start at flyhalf.

Two teams who are hitting their form, both playoff bound, likely both making it to the semi-finals. Another tough one to choose but Ravens knocked off the previously unbeaten Lomas so that’s a positive that’s hard to ignore.

Prediction: Ravens by 3.


1 Gavin Kratz
2 Jacob Bossi
3 Denver Fatt
4 Tom Davidson
5 Nick Carson / John Humphries
6 Steve Pyke / Mike Finnemore
7 Ollie Nott
8 Gord Kehoe / Nick Carson
9 Zech Pilgrim
10 Andrew Easson
11 James Mitchell
12 Sion Griffiths
13 Shane Rikley-Krindle
14 Jordan Ng / Rio Apt
15 Gareth Sandner
16 Jack Wallace
17 Jace Peters
18 Chris Carson
19 Conor McKenzie / Steve Pyke
20 Ayo Ogunlabe
21 Keegan Hall
22 Brandon Schellenberger / Mike Fuailefau
23 Rio Apt / Brandon Schellenberger


1 Lachie Gunson / Joshua Tweed
2 Riku Conrad / Viaan Wolmarans
3 Harrison Burgees / Tom Kaijaks
4 James Carson / Donald Carson
5 Donald Carson / Frank Carson
6 Trevor Helgason / Grant Crowell
7 Matthew Chan / David O’Donoghue
8 Joe Locke
9 Billy Wickham
10 Jake Holmes / Aaron McLelland
11 Augustine Lugoonzo
12 Ethan Berry / Harjun Gill
13 Nico Leonard
14 Hamish Janes / Cole Keffer
15 Nicholas Blain
16 Viaan Wolmarans / Riku Conrad
17 Joshua Tweed / Lachie Gunson
18 Tom Kaijaks / Harrison Burgees
19 Frank Carson / Matthew Chan
20 David O’Donoghue / David Carson
21 Sam Walton-Sexton
22 Aaron McLelland / Jake Holmes
23 Harjun Gill / Ethan Berry

Westshore 45 v James Bay 27
Referee: Cole Pedrick AR1: Andrew Owen AR2: Olivia Ross
Venue: Juan De Fuca

This was a close game at the half with the Bays having the lead 20-12 at the break. The Kenyan contingent broke the game open in the second half for Westshore as gaps started to open up. D’Shawn Bowen, who had a strong game for the Bays, did his best to contain the wide attack but it was relentless as Westshore scored 33 second half points. Bowen also scored a first half try for the Bays. For Westshore Alvin Otieno had a strong game at #8 as did fullback Johnstone Olindi. The result keeps Westshore in 6th place, only 3 points behind CW, while the Bays remain winless in last place. Next week Westshore host the Pride while the Bays host UBC.


#6 hosting #10. Westshore on a 4 game losing streak. The Bays have yet to win a match this season and sit in last place.

Westshore have their kiwi tighthead, Kane Perrett, back in the lineup. Just one change from last week in the backline with Braeden Bespalko on the wing.

The Bays just have their starting XV available right now, we’ll update when the reserves are available [updated]. The big change is Anton Ngongo back in the lineup at wing. Jake Thiel not showing up in the starting XV but he could be in the reserves.

Two teams who are floundering a bit at the moment, the Bays winless and Westshore on an extended losing streak. With lots of firepower in both backlines it will come down to which forward pack can get the job done. A bit of a toss up but we’ll go with the home team on this one.

Prediction: Westshore by 2


1 Justin Tasse
2 Brian Waraba
3 Nathan Groenewold / Kane Perrett
4 Brayden Gray
5 Brian Ndirangu
6 Jade Billington
7 Tom Heuser
8 Alvin Otieno
9 Malcolm Klaver
10 Payton Gibson
11 Alex Mentiply / Braeden Bespalko
12 Jeff Oluoch
13 Darian Morrison
14 Nelson Oyoo
15 Johnstone Olindi
16 Matt Evans
17 Simeon John / Nathan Groenewold
18 Daragh Carroll / Simeon John
19 Seth Recalma / Aiden Holland
20 Peyton Eagar
21 Mitch Buie / Grayson Perry
22 Josh Nordstrom
23 Braeden Bespalko / Liam Clark

James Bay

1) Dakota Lachance / Moe Steves
2) Dave O’Connor / Wyatt Pilz
3) Aiden Vachon
4) Jack MacIntosh
5) Asfi Saeed
6) Andrew Montgrand
7) Tom Richardson / Dave O’Connor
8) Jake Thiel / Tom Richardson
9) Crosby Stewart
10) Josh Thiel
11) Mostyn Findlay / D’Shawn Bowen
12) Mike Nieuwenhuysen
13) Tom Burton
14) Craig Mitchell-Hermann / Anton Ngongo
15) Keegan Neary
16) Luke Feraco
17) Toby Ng
18) Moe Steves / Travis Best
19) Jeremiah Gonevou / Jake Slobodian
20) Jack McCarthy / Phil Mack
21) D’Shawn Bowen / Mostyn Findlay
22) Nicky Mouret / Malik James
23) Kai Khan / Isaac Gonevou

Burnaby Lake 45 v University Of Victoria 32
Referee: Saro Turner AR1: CLINT LEMKUS AR2: Mark Abercrombie
Venue: Burnaby Lake Rugby Club

A plus 13 win for Burnaby keeps them in 4th place, or 3rd for playoff consideration (Pride not eligible). The result almost assures them a home quarter-final although they have a tough schedule in the remaining 3 weeks. Hosting #1 Lomas, then travelling to CW and finally hosting #2 Ravens. UVic fall to 8th place and sit outside the playoff picture right now. They need a couple of wins in their remaining games to have a chance of securing a playoff spot. Next week they host CW, then Westshore and finally they travel to James Bay to wrap up the regular season.


#4 hosting #7. Burnaby coming off some strong wins over UBC and Pride, holding each team to 5 points. UVic with the win last week over the last place Bays but were blown out by the Lomas the game before that.

Burnaby move Lucas Albornoz to #8, the big change is Reid Watkins #9 out due to injury. He’s been a force at scrum half.

UVic have only one change in the forwards with Sully Curran getting the start at blindside flanker. The big change in the backs is Angus Boyd-Porter getting the start at flyhalf. Ethan Smith comes into the roster as starting fullback.

Burnaby have impressed with defensive effort, holding both the Pride and UBC to 5 points. If they can duplicate that defensive effort this weekend it should go well for them.

Prediction: Burnaby by 6.


1 Luka Bradley / Lalit Bharadwaj
2 Evan Mackey
3 Bryce Worden (c)
4 Lucas Albornoz / Cooper Johnston
5 Leo Chen / Ish Mulema
6 James Catterson / Dom Baptista
7 Jack Bolton
8 Taitusi Vikilani / Lucas Albornoz
9 Reid Watkins / Mohi Parata
10 Ethan Turner
11 Kimi Vunituraga
12 Neil MacLaine
13 Sam Williams / Scott Barr
14 Jack Brady / Ezequiel Rossetti
15 Ethan Dromgool
16 Chase McCrum
17 Lalit Bharadwaj / Luka Bradley
18 Cass Kocevar
19 Josh Halladay / Tom Rafuse
20 Dom Baptista / Iain Kennell-Webb
21 Mohi Parata / Nolan Shelley
22 Jeke Gotegote / Raf Malcolm
23 Ezequiel Rossetti / Stu Jamieson


1 Brent Hamberg
2 Phoenix Moller
3 Owen Kokan
4 Josh Petrov
5 Brendan Kim
6 Jordy Auger / Sully Curran
7 Jaxson Jones
8 Muiredach Casey
9 Chris Gamage
10 Alex Gamage / Angus Boyd-Porter
11 Dylan Cleaver
12 Josh McIndoe
13 Lockart MacGregor
14 Marcus Lott / Morgan Di Nardo
15 Morgan Di Nardo / Ethan Smith
16 Sully Curran / Jordy Auger
17 Nic Willey
18 Brighton Feldman
19 Alex Gordon
20 Ryder Heaney-Corns / Lukas Okano
21 Lachlan Crooks
22 Matt Bennett
23 Jackson Graf / Marcus Lott

UBC 49 v Capilano 19
Referee: Bradley Schwalger AR1: Kristine Lovatt AR2: Phil Webster
Venue: UBC- Gerald McGavin Centre

A big win for UBC as they overtake UVic for the final playoff spot. The Caps remain winless in 9th place. The match replay can be viewed on The Rugby Network. Caps were up 7-0 in the match, UBC tied it up at the 20 minute mark with wing turned loose forward, Alastair Marshall crossing the line. The teams exchanged tries and the score was 14-14 a minute from half, when Marshall again showed up, taking a pass from a tackled player and beating the defence from half way. The second half was UBC’s adding 28 points to 5 for the Caps. Next week the Caps host the Ravens while UBC travel to James Bay.


#8 hosting #9. UBC comprehensively defeated by Lomas last week. Capilano have yet to win a match this season but have 5 bonus points so have kept some games close, they are also coming off a bye week.

UBC giving backline player Alastair Marshall another shot at the loose forwards, starting at #6. Jacob Bourne starts at #10 and the McMullin brothers reunite in the centres.

The Caps have added a nice touch this week, they’ve posted the player’s home town and high school. The tight five remain unchanged, Reid Brookes moves from #8 to blindside flanker and Chuck Huntingford comes off the bench to start at #8. One change in the backline as Matt Nicol starts on the wing.

Both teams struggling to get the wins but UBC still in with a shot to make the playoffs with some wins, this is a must win if they want to see postseason play.

Prediction: UBC by 5.


1 Koen Buckingham
2 Emmett Allen
3 Payton Teneycke
4 Hilyard Carson
5 Caden Wilson
6 Joe McNulty / Alastair Marshall
7 Callum Arnesen
8 Relmu Wilson-Valdes
9 Stephen Webb
10 Takoda McMullin / Jacob Bourne
11 Jared Andrews-Almack
12 Talon McMullin
13 Alastair Marshall / Takoda McMullin
14 Kieran Martin
15 Lenny Bonduau
16 Tate Hartley
17 Thor Noble / Graeme Francolini
18 Graeme Francolini / Colton Mocon
19 Colton Mocon / Jack Webster
20 Liam Kinghorn / Ethan Lee
21 Sandon Gupta / Ben Martin
22 Jacob Bourne / Anvith Mulpuri
23 Niko Andrianos


1 Ed Wallin – Gloucester UK – The Crypt School
2 Ethan McCarthy – Halifax NS – Sir John A Macdonald
3 Jesse Ryan – North Van – Carson Graham
4 Nick Pearce – North Van – Argyle
5 Joe Britt – North Van – Argyle
6 Pete Ingoldsby / Reid Brookes – North Van – Argyle
7 Flynn Heyes – North Van – Carson Graham
8 Reid Brookes / Chuck Huntingford – North Van – Carson Graham
9 Chris Robinson – North Van – Carson Graham
10 George Wallin – Gloucester UK – The Crypt School
11 Cam Waddell – West Van – Rockridge
12 Johnny Franklin (C) – Bowen Island – West Van High
13 Melani Nanai – Auckland NZ – De La Salle College
14 Nate Holm / Matt Nicol – Ottawa – Hillcrest High School
15 Mike Moloney – Lyndoch, South Australia – Trinity College
16 Jason De Freitas / James Ritzema – Kamloops – Norkam
17 James Ritzema / Mackenzie Mills – North Van – Collingwood
18 McKenzie Mills / Arsalan Schaigan – West Van – West Van High
19 Rich Merinsky – North Van – Handsworth
20 Jack Rainer – West Van – Rockridge
21 Chuck Huntingford / Cori Hamill – Belfast Northern Ireland – Campbell College
22 Brandon Power – Musquodoboit Harbour, NS – Eastern Shore District
23 TBD

Men Exhibition

Pacific Pride 43 v Trinity Western University 20
Referee: Julianne Zussman AR1: Leighton Burridge AR2: Tim Stokes
Venue: Cowichan Rugby Club


1 Sam Miller / Griffin Phillipson
2 Sam Mace / Jesse Mackail
3 Tyler Matchem / Conor Williams
4 Ben James / Alistair Bruce
5 Alistair Bruce / Jaiden John
6 Braden Bruce / Ben James
7 Von Richardson / Matt Klimchuk
8 Matt Klimchuk / Braden Bruce
9 Jesse Kilgour
10 Mark Balaski / Justin Taylor
11 Andrew Cooper / Ben Russell
12 Kyle Tremblay
13 Liam Poulton / James Thiel
14 James Thiel / Andrew Cooper
15 Justin Taylor / Jamie Armstrong
16 Jesse Mackail / Neil Trainor
17 Theo Espagnol
18 Conor Williams / Tyler Matchem
19 Jaiden John / James Stockwood
20 Charles Taimani / Noah Kynaston
21 Neil Trainor / Brady White
22 Tyler Buchanan / Paddy Kirwan
23 Ty Driscoll / Tyler Buchanan


1 Ethan Jurgeneit
2 Josh Olafsen
3 Tim Zimmer
4 David Wegert
5 Tinashe Chirara
6 Josh Halladay
7 Sam Tsoi
8 Genaro Gandolfo
9 Brady Howlett
10 Keegan Morengo
11 Isaiah de Peiza
12 Josiah Levale
13 Fynn Murphy
14 Connor Bernardin
15 Matthew Willemse
16 Joe Goroza
17 Ben Graci
18 Grayson Hardie
19 Martin Zubiri
20 Kyle Finan
21 Jan Lourens
22 Ken Paul
23 Connor Gibbons

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